About ACT

The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test that measures proficiency in five core areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing (optional). The test is designed to measure the readiness of a high school student for college. As a key component of the application process, students will submit their ACT test scores to colleges and universities. Admissions officers will then review scores as a common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

Commencing February 2024, the ACT will introduce online testing at designated locations nationwide. Additionally, students who prefer the conventional paper test can still choose that option.

At Ramana Coaching Center, we provide personalized one-on-one sessions for ACT preparation in reading, English, science, and math. Our goal is to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the ACT exams.

Testing Guidelines:

  • The ACT includes four sections English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science and the fifth section writing is optional.
  • These sections feature a total of 215 questions to be finished within a time frame of 2 hours and 55 minutes.
  • Following the mathematics test, there is a 15-minute break.
  • If you choose to take the optional writing test, you'll have 40 minutes to write the essay.
  • An additional 5-minute break is allotted before the writing portion begins.
Test Question Minutes / Test This Section measures:
English 75 45 The ability to make decisions to revise and edit short texts and essays in different genres.
Mathematics 60 60 The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.
Reading 40 35 The ability to read closely, reason logically about texts using evidence, and integrate information from multiple resources.
Science 40 35 The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.

Your scores will be based only on the number of questions that you answer correctly; there is no penalty for guessing. Try to answer every question within the time limit allowed for each section.

Keep in mind the optional writing test will not affect your composite score.

For all your test day needs, registration, and post-test information, just head to act.org